PAYETTE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a fork lift driver at a food processing plant in Payette. The Payette County coroner tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/pLtNtT ) that 59-year-old Thomas Walker of Payette died Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a semi tractor-trailer that was backing up in a loading dock area at the Seneca Foods plant.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge has ordered the temporary suspension of a $2.53 billion deal that would give Japan's Kirin Holdings Co. a controlling stake in Brazilian beer producer Schincariol. In a court ruling obtained Friday by The Associated Press, Judge Juliana Bicudo accepted the request for an injunction against the transaction filed by Schincariol minority shareholders Gilberto, Daniela and Jose Augusto Schincariol.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tasty Baking Co., the maker of Tastykakes and other packaged sweets, will cut 32 jobs at its former corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, a move decided upon after it was acquired by Flower Foods Inc. this year, Tasty said Friday. Paul Ridder, who oversees the Philadelphia operation and was a former senior vice present and chief financial officer for Tasty, said the cuts were the result of overlap and redundancies in the company.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Friday against an Omaha meatpacking plant that it says supplied tainted beef that sickened dozens of people. Cargill said it bought beef trimmings from Greater Omaha Packing Company Inc. and turned them into ground beef for sale to the public.
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. said Monday that its profit fell 21 percent for its third fiscal quarter as higher grain costs offset rising sales. Expensive grain has wiped out profit margins for meat companies because weak consumer demand kept them from raising prices.
(AP) — In this Aug. 3, 2011, photo Jim Capannari makes ice cream at his shop in Mount Prospect, Ill. While milk prices are almost 40 percent over the past year the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the cost of ice cream is up just 7 percent over that time. Prices have been driven up by factors such as overseas demand and a weak dollar.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The minority shareholders of Brazilian beer producer Schincariol are seeking an injunction against the $2.53 billion bid by Japan's Kirin Holdings Co. for a controlling stake in the Schincariol Group, one of their lawyers said Thursday. Cristiano Zanin Martins said the injunction was filed Wednesday for his clients, Gilberto, Daniela and Jose Augusto Schincariol.
DALLAS (AP) — Shares of Dean Foods Co. fell more than 8 percent on Thursday after the company reported that it lost almost $51 million in the second quarter. The net loss came largely because the company took a $131 million charge to settle a four-year-old lawsuit in which it was accused of fixing the price of milk.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Federal regulators say they have cited an eastern Pennsylvania bottling company after finding two dozen workplace safety and health violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it's levying nearly $111,000 in fines against A-Treat Bottling Co.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A Tyson Foods truck driver was killed after being pinned between two truck trailers outside the company's Springdale plant, Arkansas police said Thursday. Merrill Reynolds, 50, was pinned between the back of his truck's trailer and another trailer outside of Tyson's Berry Street plant at about 11 p.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first sickness was in March and the first signs of a salmonella outbreak appeared in May. Two months later, investigators linked the outbreak to ground turkey and a Cargill meat processing plant in Arkansas. On Wednesday, almost five months after the first illness, the Agriculture Department asked Minnesota-based Cargill to recall 36 million pounds of ground turkey, saying the meat was linked to a death in California and at least 77 illnesses.
(AP) — This product image provided by Anheuser-Busch, shows the new Budweiser label design and a red tab. Anheuser-Busch unveiled the bolder, sleeker design Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. It will roll out in the U.S. this summer and into other markets later this year as the company tries to take the iconic U.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The parent company of a Vermont cheese producer has agreed to scale back claims about whether its dairy farmers use an artificially produced hormone to help their cows produce more milk, Vermont's attorney general said Wednesday. The Vermont Attorney General's office said that in 2009 and 2010 the Cabot Creamery Cooperative overstated claims that none of its farmers used the artificial hormone known as rBST.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Budweiser is getting a new look as its parent company tries to revive weak sales in the U.S. Anheuser Busch unveiled a bolder, sleeker design for its cans Wednesday that puts a heavy emphasis on the "bowtie" design it has made a focus in recent marketing. It's the 12th redesign since Anheuser-Busch began offering Budweiser in cans in 1936.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Smart Balance Inc. has struck a $66.3 million gluten-free deal. The food company announced Wednesday that it has acquired the equity interest of Importations DE-RO-MA, which owns Glutino Food Group, from Claridge, a Canadian investment firm. Glutino is a manufacturer of gluten-free foods sold under the Glutino and Gluten Free Pantry brands.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday that it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one concentrating on its snack business like Oreo cookies and Trident gum while the other focuses on the North American grocery business, which includes Kraft cheese and Maxwell House coffee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of turkey after a government hunt for the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened dozens more. The Agriculture Department and the Minnesota-based company announced Wednesday evening that Cargill is recalling fresh and frozen ground turkey products produced at the company's Springdale, Ark.
(AP) — In this May 29, 2007 file photo, people shops for fruit at Iovine Brothers Produce in Philadelphia. A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday, Aug. 3, 2011 that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fisheries aide to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has acknowledged falsifying records that netted him an extra $100,000 while commercial fishing in southeast Alaska in 2005. Arne Fuglvog admitted in a plea deal to one count of violating the Lacey Act for falsely reporting where he caught sablefish.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is taking a new look at how to label foods "gluten free." The agency proposed standards in 2007 for labeling foods that don't have the cereal protein but they were never finalized. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley and can inflame the small intestine in people who have celiac disease.